The new discharge planning rule should be an eye opener for many agencies. Outcomes have always played an important role, but now hospitals will have to provide the provider’s outcomes to potential patients.
Medicare believes that these new rules will improve transitions of care, increase a patient’s ability to access their health care information in a timely manner, and complement and align with efforts to improve interoperability across the care continuum. CMS also believes this assists in person-centered care and focuses on the patient as the driver of their health care but supporting the patient to make their own choices and having control over their daily lives. Hospitals, and home health agencies will need to comply with the new discharge requirements before November 29. Join us and when we discuss why those institutional referrals are more important under PDGM, and how you need to work now to become the provider of choice. In addition, learn what new requirements agencies are having to comply with in discharge planning.
J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, WCC, HCS-D, HCS-H, COS-C, President of Home Health Solutions, is a 30-year veteran of home care as a registered nurse. She received her Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration in 2005. She has experience as a field nurse, director, and executive with home health and hospice agencies, both large and small. She has served as Director of Staff Development and Appeals for home health and hospice agencies. She has taken part in mock surveys for agencies and prepared agencies for accreditation. She has been directly involved in accreditation surveys, acquisitions, and many regulatory crises with state survey agencies and the intermediary.